It has today been announced that the 2024 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift (TDFFAZ) will begin in Rotterdam, with three stage starts in the Netherlands before the event heads to France.
The third edition of the women’s Grand Tour is not scheduled to start immediately after the men’s Tour de France but will be held between Monday 12th August and Sunday 18th August, between the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
The Tour de France Femmes will include eight stages in seven days, with a double stage on Tuesday 13th August, with an additional afternoon time trial in Rotterdam. The full route will be revealed on October 25, alongside the men’s 2024 race.
In synch with the exponential growth of women’s cycling, the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift will reach a new milestone in 2024 with the organisation of the first Grand Départ on foreign soil.
Following in the slipstream of Paris and Clermont-Ferrand, the Dutch city of Rotterdam will host the start of the third edition of the biggest women’s bicycle race on Earth.
National blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia strengthened their relationship with one of the most iconic cycling events in the world by becoming the first ever Official Charity Partner of the Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift (TDFFAZ) in the UK last year. As part of the partnership, the charity will host ‘The Route’ which will see up to 25 female amateur cyclists ride the full TDFFAZ route in 2024, one day ahead of the professional race.
First announced in 2021, the first Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift launched the following year with immense success and demonstrated the significant growth and demand for female cycling events across the world. The landmark race featured eight stages of racing with a similar number of stages planned for the 2023 and 2024 editions, with ambitious plans to expand the race over the coming years. The inaugural edition saw the pro’s tackle over 950km across the eight consecutive days.
Sitting alongside the charity’s flagship event – The Tour 21 – “The Route” will be organised by Cure Leukaemia and will offer female riders the opportunity to live the Route, feel the Route and ride the Route – staying in the same hotels as the pros, receive official training and event kit from the charity’s official kit supplier, Santini, dedicated physio and mechanical support along the way and rolling road closures throughout the event – topped off with a 5* finish to celebrate.